Undue Burden: Virtual Book Talk

Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!) is welcoming back previous Coffee & Chat presenter Dr. DeShawn Taylor for a reading & discussion of her book, Undue Burden: A Black Woman Physician on Being Christian and Pro-Abortion in the Reproductive Justice Movement.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM & THE BOOK: Undue Burden argues for abortion as a moral good using the framework of Reproductive Justice. It lays out why it’s no longer enough for us to say we’re pro-choice, but instead we must proudly proclaim to be pro-abortion. Author Dr. DeShawn Taylor tells stories of her life, medical training, and practice to center the everyday situations of everyday people struggling with forces outside their control like unaffordable childcare, lack of access to health care, insufficient paid time off, and unsafe communities. She argues that only when we reframe abortion as a social justice issue can we take back the moral high ground from the extremist Christians and “family values” politicians who have controlled the conversation for far too long. Dr. Taylor shows that ensuring that all people have the right to not have children, have children, and to parent children in safe and healthy communities is the only way to remove the undue burdens that plague our most vulnerable communities.

ORDERING UNDUE BURDEN: We strongly encourage participants to acquire a copy of the book. The best place to order a copy for purchase is here. You can also request a copy from your local library or Bookshop.org.

Closed Captioning is available via Zoom. All are welcome. Registration required. If you have accessibility needs, please contact Cait Vaughan at cait.v@grrnow.org.

  • Date : 09/13/2023
  • Time : 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (America/New_York)
  • Venue : Zoom

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